There are several methods through which the users’ information may allow us to provide better service, such as speaking with a representative on the telephone, setting any appointments, filling out our online form, participating in an online survey and registering or purchasing a product or service. In these situations, we may collect users’ personal information such as name, email address, phone number, vehicle registration number, photographs and contact details with respect to residential address. We may collect the information with respect to user activities on the internet, the content of his interest and kind of surfing he does to get the broader vision of his interests.
1. Directly from you when you provide it to us:
2. Directly from the customers while talking over the phone, when you speak with our customer service representative including when you provide personal information for verification purposes, for using the Services, and recordings of your calls.
3. Directly through your IP address, web beacons, cache files and cookies while customers navigate through our website.
4. From third parties whom Qld Auto Buyers give commissions for providing referrals to our Website or from charity partners who monetize the vehicles you may have donated to them by using our Services.
Like any other site, we also collect the basic details with respect to your visit on our site. When you visit any site and you disclose certain information about yourself, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, content of your interest, the time of your visit, and the referring location. Information liked the page views, clicks while visiting any website.
We may use technology like “web beacons” and “cookies” to recognize you and your access privileges on our Website, as well as to trace website usage. A cookie is a piece of information that is sent to your web browser from a website that gets stored on your computer’s hard drive. A web beacon is a small electronic file that is embedded in a web page or email, which automatically allows checking surfed content by the user. These entities allow us to know about the page views and page clicks along with website traffic which includes new and previously visited customers to know more about their area of interest and content. So, each time you return to our website, we are able to identify you as a previous or registered customer. Collecting this information allows us to make changes that improve our site.
We use software that enables the encryption and safety of user’s data and personal info. Users are given passwords for logging in to our website and further using it for a good length of time. Users are provided with monthly reminder of changing their passwords and not to share the existing passwords with anybody. We considers all the preventive measures including the technical, and administrative to ensure safety of the customer data against theft, piracy, copywriting, loss and misuse, alteration, disclosure and destruction.
Sometimes the third parties also keep a track of your surfing and customers’ page clicks, thus extracting their information through numerous fraud methods. But we are abiding by the fact that we would not disclose the customers’ information. There may also be times when we share your information with our peers and market advisors just to maintain a good and healthy strategic relationship. We provide these companies you’re your data so that they could do the statistical and analytical research and surveys. Such companies are under strict policies regarding not to share our customers information with any other competing or rising firm. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Meanwhile, if you have any complaints or concerns with respect to the Qld Auto Buyers Website or our Services, please contact our Customer Support team.